Do what you love! I encourage people to find an activity that they enjoy; yoga has been that for me. I have maintained a consistent yoga practice for more that twenty years and I continue to find new ways to explore this beautiful tradition. I love sharing and teaching yoga; I believe that yoga is a practice that can benefit anyone no matter what age or level or physical ability. One does not need to have a flexible body to enjoy the calming benefits of yoga.
Experience and Credentials
I currently teach group yoga classes in Asheville at West Asheville Yoga, Asheville Racquet Club, AB Tech, and Training Partners. I also offer Therapeutic Yoga for individuals. Before moving to Asheville in 2005 from New Orleans (I moved one week before Hurricane Katrina), I taught classes at Wild Lotus Yoga. I have been practicing yoga since 1992, teaching since 1998. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Living Yoga in Austin, Texas. I am a certified Yoga Therapist through Sublte Yoga (eRYT500). I also have a BS in Medical Technology and worked in a medical laboratory for 25 years.
I teach a variety of yoga classes combining methods from Viniyoga, Iyengar, and vinyasa yoga. All group classes cover basic techniques, alignment in postures as well as focus on breathing and relaxation. I enjoy teaching beginners and people new to yoga as well as those with injuries or physical limitations. I also work with individuals using therapeutic yoga to address specific needs.
Things I Like To Do
Off the yoga mat I enjoy walking and hiking with my husband and my 11 pound poodle, Dinky. I also enjoy meditation, music, camping, drawing, and cooking. I love Asheville and the people who live here.
“Even though she may be teaching a large group, Jacci is sure to check in with individuals and is always careful to offer different options that are appropriate for her audience. She is a very intelligent, skilled and sensitive instructor whose classes are truely wonderful.”Marlene Jacoby
“Jacci has been my best yoga teacher ever! My physician wanted me to take yoga and learn to relax. I am trying and Jacci helps! She is knowledgeable, understanding of our limits, and at the same time makes class enjoyable. I look forward to her classes every Monday.”Dottie Sherrill